Tuesday, April 30

Tulip Ceremony 2013

Check out a messy photo of Sheridan's graduating glass class!

 I'm glad someone told us to take one of these photos for an article, I'm sure it will be a treasured memory where I always shake my fist and wish someone had let me know there was enough room to sit down normally!

Maybe I'm sentimental, or know my own class too well, but I think this photo says a lot about us. I think it shows that some of us our busy, we're care-free, a bit unfocused, and clearly a little disorganized. Really, that just means there's a lot going on between the eight of us! We're a make-shift family with a lot of history, despite only knowing each other for three years.

Yay for sappiness!

Thursday, April 25

Anamorphic Sculptures

I absolutely adore these sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz. He sculpted them so that they only look proper when posed next to a reflective cylinder. I've glanced past them before without caring too much, but that changed once I took the moment to wonder how someone could possibly figure out how to sculpt those distorted images. They are absolutely wonderful.

This piece looks like an abstract sculpture.

The sagging features on this face look completely surreal.

Lastly, I love how this sculpture looks nothing like a hand (at least not from this view).

Thursday, April 18

Gallery Opening!

Tonight was my very first gallery opening outside of the school's gallery! To be honest it was just the opening for the graduating students, so it's still school related, but also still super fun!

There was tons of food, alcohol, and way too many people! It was noisy, hot and crowded, but I stayed for all three hours - and a note to anyone who has never attended a gallery opening, when you do, do not wear heels or a sweater.

The gallery is short short short, but if you happen to be in Toronto between April 18th and April 23rd, 2013, come stop by! A really cool thing that I think other graduating classes and mini-collectives should do, is host websites to go along with their gallery openings, it's kinda neat!


Wednesday, April 17


Oh my, it's been about two weeks since I've posted - I've never been this far behind before!

Updates, updates all around. It's the end of the school year, and there were one too many days of 'morning until midnight' at school, which (hopefully understandably) left no time for writing, or even thinking about writing!

Now that it is all over though, the Internet must become my life for social networking. This will all start . . . Son of a gun it will start soon! We have a gallery opening on the 18th, the last day to work in the studio is the 22nd or 23rd, and our craft grad ceremony is the 27th. I guess next week I'll be dedicated, how terrifying! I need a real job!

For now, for now.. Sit tight and bake some banana oatmeal cookies (1 banana\1/3 cup oatmeal\1/2 tsp cinnamon-350for12min on parchment paper).

Thursday, April 4

How To Do What You Love by Paul Graham

It's been so busy with the end of the semester that I doubt I'll be able to post on time for the rest of April. Days just fly by, I feel like every night when I look at the clock it's midnight and I don't know where the past five hours went.

"You have to like what you do enough that the concept of "spare time" seems mistaken."

Today's post is a link to a great article about figuring out how to do what you love in a world where anything synonymous with 'work' is supposed to be grueling and horrific. It is a really long article that took me three days to read (because I kept trying to read it at one in the morning). I can't summarize the whole thing, but I can share my favourite paragraph:

"...you have to like your work more than any unproductive pleasure. You have to like what you do enough that the concept of "spare time" seems mistaken. Which is not to say you have to spend all your time working. You can only work so much before you get tired and start to screw up. Then you want to do something else—even something mindless. But you don't regard this time as the prize and the time you spend working as the pain you endure to earn it." 

This is kind of how I feel right now, though I am 100% sure I'm not the most dedicated crafter / artist / worker / entrepreneur out there. Just because I don't know how to be efficient though, does not mean I'm not trying my hardest.

How about you? Do you resonate with that favorite quote of mine from the article? Do you have your own favorite art-related quote?

( http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html )